Authorities arrest 21-year-old suspect in triple homicide at Georgia shooting range : NPR

A 21-year-old man was arrested in connection with a fatal April 8 armed robbery at a Georgia shooting range that left three people dead.

Jacob Christian Muse of College Park, Georgia, has been charged with three counts of malicious murder in connection with the triple homicide and was jailed in Coweta County Jail on Friday, according to a statement from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). .

Authorities have been searching for a suspect since the bodies of the Lock Stock & Barrel Shooting Range owner with his wife and grandson were discovered earlier this month in rural Coweta County, Georgia, about 80 miles southeast. west of Atlanta.

No less than 40 firearms and the shooting range surveillance camera were also stolen.

Grantville police identified the victims as Thomas Hawk, 75; his wife, Evelyn, 75; and their grandson, Luke, 17.

Police Chief Steve Whitlock told The Associated Press the Hawk family was well known and respected in the small but tight-knit community. The family had owned and operated the range for nearly 30 years, with their grandson helping out at the store during spring break.

The ATF was called due to the large number of stolen weapons.

The GBI says the investigation remains active and ongoing and encourages anyone with information to call them or contact them online.


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